Art and History on the Danube

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  • Discover the opulence of the Habsburg dynasty through the imperial architecture and lavish interiors of Schönbrunn Palace.
  • Wander through the galleries of Budapest's Museum of Fine Arts and learn more about the museum’s most prominent pieces.
  • Tour the most historic towns and cities along the Danube, including guided tours of Vienna, Dürnstein, Salzburg, Budapest and Bratislava.
  • Uncover the art and history of Esztergom Basilica and Melk Abbey - two iconic religious houses on the banks of the Danube.
  • Enjoy onboard entertainment, including a traditional Hungarian folklore show and a classical music performance.
At a Glance
Superior drinks package included
7 nights on board a 5-star ship
10 visits & tours
Full board
Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi
Complimentary on-board tea & coffee
Expert Cruise Director
All port charges & taxes


This action-packed cruise will uncover some of Europe’s most fascinating history as our knowledgeable experts take you back in time to reveal how art and architecture along the Danube have been influenced by the ever-changing times.  

From imposing basilicas that hide some of the region's most spectacular art to the opulent royal residence of the Habsburg rulers, Schönbrunn Palace. We'll deep dive into the significance the Danube played on European history - and enjoy some breathtaking views along the way. You'll be joined by our knowledgeable experts - who'll captivate you with stories the history books didn’t cover and reveal insider secrets known only to the locals. 

We'll spend our days uncovering the history and art of three capital cities (and some of the historic landmarks in between) and the evenings enjoying life on the river on our luxury river cruise ship. This holiday is a unique twist on our popular Blue Danube river cruise, ideal for those with an interest in art and history.   

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of sole occupancy cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement. The price includes: 

  • Full board from dinner on your day of arrival until breakfast on your final day; if you choose to travel with us on any of the full day excursions by coach, a packed lunch will be provided. Anyone choosing to stay on the ship may of course have lunch in the restaurant.
  • Complimentary on-board tea and coffee 
  • All visits and excursions as mentioned 
  • Coach travel as mentioned 
  • The services of a Riviera River Cruises cruise director
  • Complimentary on-board Wi-Fi

Useful Information

Fact File

  • Currencies: Euro, Forint
  • Languages: Hungarian, German
  • Countries: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia


Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship for the duration of your cruise. Please note that speeds may vary.


We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

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